Autumn is in the air and the harvest is in full swing. This time of year it is hard not to crave the comfort of home cooked meals and fireside romance. Traditionally, fireplaces were used for keeping your home warm. Nowadays’ a fireplace is a focal point for your space, a place where you can showcase your favourite accessories and family photo’s. Fireplaces create ambiance and are perfect for setting the mood – especially in a bedroom.
Traditionally most homes built in the last 60 years that feature a fireplace have them in the formal living room or family room. Very rarely will you find more than one fireplace in a home and you are even less likely to find one in the master bedroom or en-suite bathroom. But that trend is quickly changing. According to the 2011 State of the Hearth Industry Report released by the Hearth Patio and Barbeque Association of America, the master bedroom is the most desired room to add a second fireplace. Furthermore, adding an electric fireplace to a room that is used more often such as the master bedroom, provides you with the option to turn the home’s central thermostat down while keeping that space warm and cozy. This concept is called “zone heating” and is one great way to save energy and money by lowering your overall heating costs.
An electric fireplace in the bedroom is the most economical and effortless way to zone heat. No lengthy or expensive remodeling is required, simply pick the model that best suits your taste and decor and at the push of a button you can enjoy the ambiance and romance.
Consider this when you are shopping for your electric fireplace:
- Electric fireplaces do not require chimneys, piping or gas lines. Adding one to any space is simple and easy.
- Simply plug it in. There is no need for professional installation if you choose a plug in model.
- Electric fireplaces are portable, and can be moved from room to room. Take accurate measurements so you can choose a model that will fit in your space.
- An electric fireplace can produce 700 and 1,500 watts of heat which is sufficient for producing supplemental heat in any space.